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Erysimum 'Winter Orchid'

Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' is my new favourite plant, which I now have in pots outside my back door. It flowers almost all year – honestly – and unlike traditional perennial wallflowers, its flowers are scented like the biennial forms. More
5 plug plants 510136-5 £11.50 Delivery mid March
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10 plug plants 510136-10 £18.95 Delivery mid March
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Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' is my new favourite plant, which I now have in pots outside my back door. It flowers almost all year – honestly – and unlike traditional perennial wallflowers, its flowers are scented like the biennial forms. Flowers emerge as a coppery orange, turning to purple as they age. Hugely recommended.

These perennial wallflowers are renowned for flowering long and hard from spring right through the summer, often the first things to come into full bloom with the hellebores and daphnes. I like picking these for spring bunches too.

Genus Erysimum
Variety Winter Orchid
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Wallflower
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 40cm (16in) spread.
Care Tips Mulch well to prevent water loss in summer.
Flowering April - August
Vase Life Last up to 10 days even in a hot room which will bring out their scent.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by Anna Smith

Having read other reviews it must be me! Although I pot up plugs (also for other sources) to grow on prior to planting put they never seem to thrive, although I am a diligent gardener. I have just ( mid Nov) planted out some small cuttings from the originals which went woody and did nothing all summer.

If I want this plant again I will probably buy a thriving plant as plugs generally (also from other similar providers) do not work for me.

Non stop flowering

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Reviewed 23rd October 2014 by Ros Lee

Received very strong seedlings from you which I grew on successfully. They have been in the border since late April, and, just as Sarah said, they haven't stopped flowering, and it's now late October! Really cheerful colours that cheer me up on these overcast Autumn days.

What a beauty!!

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Reviewed 2nd July 2014 by rosemary dorman

Just adore this lovely erysium - beautiful two tone flower!

Sarah Raven Contact Details:
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1 Woodstock court, Blenheim Road, Marlborough, SN8 4AN
Tel:0845 092 0283, E-mail: info@sarahraven.com
Erysimum 'Winter Orchid'
Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' is my new favourite plant, which I now have in pots outside my back door. It flowers almost all year – honestly – and unlike traditional perennial wallflowers, its flowers are scented like the biennial forms.
510136-10
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